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Text Display Options

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Select the File menu and click Preferences. Select the Text Display Options page.


Verse Hyperlinking Style controls how verse links in the Book and Commentary Panels will appear and function.


Multiple: A list of references will all be one link. Clicking on the verse link will open all of the references in a Verse List panel. Holding the mouse pointer over the link will pop up a display of all the linked verses. This option adds a function to the right-click popup menus of the Book and Commentary panels which sets the Bible panel to one of the verses in the link.


Individual (recommended): A list of references will be individual verse links. Clicking on a verse link will move the Bible panel to the referenced verse. Holding the mouse pointer over a link will pop up a display of that verse (or range of verses). This option is highly recommended and works well with Context Preview pop-ups (see Misc. Options).


Note that in either case, the right-click popup menus of the Book and Commentary panels allow you to load all of the referenced verses in a Verse List panel.


This setting will not always affect display of verse links in user modules or third-party modules. Those modules can contain "hard links" that ignore your chosen Verse Hyperlinking Style preference.


When SwordSearcher Starts, set Bible panel to... controls what verse the Bible panel will be set to when SwordSearcher is first started. Last Viewed Passage will remember what passage you were viewing when you previously closed it and reopen at that verse. Daily Proverb will open with the Bible panel set to the current proverb. See Daily Proverb.


Additional Bible Panel Settings:


Chapter links: Here you may select which (if any) "chapter links" are included in the Bible panel text area.  These links are redundant because of the Next/Previous Chapter buttons included on the Bible panel toolbar, but some users will prefer having them appear in the text area.


Newline Every Verse in Paragraph Mode: causes each verse to start on a new line when in paragraph mode.


Hide Paragraph Markers: When selected, the pilcrow (¶) used to denote new paragraphs in Bible text will not be shown.


Show Strong's Numbers and Lexicon Words: Here you may choose how Strong's links appear in the KJVSL Bible display. When checked, Strong's links are shown as lexicon words.  Otherwise, they are shown as Strong's numbers.


Color Words of Christ: The KJV Bible module supports special coloring of words attributed to Jesus Christ (in the New Testament), also known as "words of Christ in red" (although SwordSearcher lets you use any color, not just the default red). Checking the Color words of Christ option will display the words of Christ in the color selected. Selecting the Bold item will additionally make words of Christ in bold font, which is helpful due to how some monitors display red text. Only certain modules support this feature.


Use bold-type for user-editable resource links in the Bible margin helps indicate which commentaries and book are editable by showing them in bold type.


Bible column spacing: Increase or decreases the amount of white space used in the Bible panel (non-paragraph mode).


Display of Italicization in Bible Text configures how italic text in some Bible modules (such as the KJV) is displayed. Normal displays the text as you would expect from a printed Bible; that is, italicized. Bracketed replaces the italic formatting with [brackets]. None removes all italic formatting from the text. Note that all settings still retain the italicized text -- this setting only affects how it is formatted for display.


The purpose of this function is to aid reading for users who are accustomed to the contemporary usage of italic formatting to indicate emphasis. In Bible translation, italicized text is used to indicate supplied words necessary for translation. For users who can not read italic text without inferring emphasis, this option gives a solution.


Verse List Defaults controls the initial margin area configuration when a new Verse List panel is opened. By default, no margin links are shown in Verse List panels. You may also select a default comparison Bible text.